AskDefine | Define evanesce

Dictionary Definition

evanesce v : disappear gradually; "The pain eventually passed off" [syn: fade, blow over, pass off, fleet, pass]

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English

Etymology

From evanescere, to vanish

Pronunciation

  • /ˌiːvəˈnɛs/

Verb

  1. To disappear into a mist or dissipate in vapor
  2. In the context of "intransitive|chemistry": To transition from the solid state to gaseous state without ever becoming a liquid

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